Editorial

Syed Iqbal Zaheer, a mechanical engineer by training and profession, is today a well-known researcher and writer on Islam, its culture and civilization. Quite apart from the Tafsir Ishraq al-Ma’ani, the fourteen-volume commentary on the Qur’an, he is also the author of numerous books and booklets on Islam.


Recently, he headed, in his capacity as the Chief Editor, the ambitious ‘An Educational Encyclopedia of Islam’ project which is a two-volume, 1300 multi- colour page, compendium of knowledge on Islam, its civilization and heritage. The Young Muslim Digest, one of the most authentic periodicals on Islam in English has been edited by him since the last three decades.


Editorials

A Stone so Heavy

You discover God through His signs; except that you do not have to go looking for signs leading to God. The signs dance before you.

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Charlatan & Co.

The Prophet emphasized different things during different talks. Consequently, believers in his Message must understand that the correctness of their actions and attitudes in life

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Consulting History

Belief in magic, evil-eye, devils, ghouls, ghosts and Jinn-effects, is the hallmark of a society affected by Jahiliyyah. When a meaningful belief in Allah with all His Qualities is absent, the society falls sick, and belief in Devils and his works has to automatically find place.

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Existence in the Realm of Inexistence

If the atheists claim that God does not exist, then they are, in a way, right. He surely does not exist in the ‘realm of existence.’

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Charlatan & Co.

Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) emphasized different things during different talks. So, to follow him correctly, we must learn the Qur’an, the Sunnah, and the way of his Companions.

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Expired Brains

Those who will not respond to the Messenger’s call, as contained in his Sunan, will remain spiritually dead.

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Bananas

Our organization often conducts written tests for girls vying to join our educational and training programs. Results show that quite a few do not know when was it that the first Qur’anic revelation came, or, the place where it came. A test showed that they did not know where Prophet Muhammad was born.

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The God Particle

“The Nobel-prize winning Salam-Weinberg model of the electro-weak force expressing the weak and the electro-magnetic forces in a single equation (1967) had also required that the Higgs field exist, and that it manifests itself as a new particle called Higgs boson, which

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The Pain of…

Muslim youth of our times, generally, but of the non-Arab world particularly, seems to be quite in some confusion about itself, Islam and

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The Secret Tales of a Super-Power

When Bertrand Russell, the most avid materialistic philosopher of the last century, visited the United States of America for the first time, he immediately fell in love

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The Dishonest House

A hadith says that amanah (honesty, integrity) was sent down first, and then Revelation was sent down. It should be easy to guess why: if a man is not honest, what good Revelation will do to him? Not surprisingly,

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The Image of God

A famous prophetic statement says, “Allah created Adam in His image,” where, according to some scholars, the pronoun “His” refers to Allah. A few others have thought that it means,

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The Qur’an and Blood-letting

A young man, originating from an Arab country known for its commitment to Islam, and from a family known for its religiousness, fresh in USA as a student, has raised a few questions,

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Changed Hearts

The coming into power by political Islamists in some of the Arab states (Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt and others) has fired the imaginations and brightened the faces of many a Muslim activist all over the place (may their faces remain bright,

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The Indoctrination

While Napoleon – a warrior (or war-monger, whatever you call him) and a shrewd statesman – said that “History is a set of lies agreed upon,” we have a book before us whose author wrote,

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